💧 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Splish Splash Spellwork

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Science & Witchcraft :scientist:

After some scientific experimentations last week, we’re jumping in and sinking deep into a different watery world :ocean:

The theme for this week’s challenge was suggested by Piscean @john1 and is…

Water Magick Challenge

:water_element: :droplet: :ocean: Splish Splash Spellwork :fish: :cloud_with_rain: :jar:

Jump into the magick of water!

The season of Pisces has begun and the Full Snow Moon approaches - there’s an aura of water energy in the air! As one of the five natural elements and a common component in spellwork of all types, water is always a wonderful topic to explore.

So come on in and don’t be afraid to get your feet wet - as a successor to the previous Of the Element Water Challenge, we’re splashing into water magick once again this week!

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This week’s challenge is all about water magick - how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…

CHALLENGE TIME!

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From Spells8: Water Element



STEP 1 : The Witchy World of Water :sweat_drops:

This challenge is all about water magick - but as always, how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.

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Elemental Basics: Water :water_element:

One of the natural elements of magick, water can be explored on its own or in harmony with the other elements. If you’re new to magick or enjoy elemental spellwork, consider exploring the elemental traits and benefits of water as your entry this week.

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Water Elemental Invocation

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The Elements of Wiccan Wisdom

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Snow & Rain Magick :cloud_with_rain:

The Full Snow Moon approaches this weekend - as a season of both snow and rain depending on where you call home, this is a wonderful time of year for water weather magick!

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Full Snow Moon Spell

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Snow Cleansing Ritual for February’s Full Moon

Wash Away Worries Rain Cleanse Banish
Rain Magick: Spell to Wash Away Your Worries

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Ocean Magick :ocean:

This specific type of water magick deals with the vast energy of the oceans and seas. For more information and inspiration, consider browsing through the great ocean of coven member entries shared in the previous Seas, Sands, and Tides Challenge :shell:

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Ocean’s Charm: Elemental Money Spell with Sea Salt

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Salt Water Ritual for Positive Change

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Remove a Curse with Salt

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Pisces Energy :fish:

Pisces Season has begun! From February 19th to March 20, the sun rests in the realm of The Fish, a water-element zodiac sign associated with emotions, dreams, and intuition. The energy of The Fish can affect us all - consider exploring ways to work with the unique energy of the current astrological season!

Pisces Season
Guidance & Activities for Pisces Season

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Other Water Witchery :blue_heart:

From water spells to rituals, crafting, and more - there are many hands-on ways to explore water magick!

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7 Signs You Are a Water Witch

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Spiritual Cleansing Baths & Showers

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How to Make Moon Water

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How to Make Florida Water

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Simple Water Spell

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… And More! :raised_hands:

The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore water magick in another way, you are welcome to do so!

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme :star2:


Picture by @christina4: Oceans Charm Spell



STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:


Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
2024-02-27T12:00:00Z

(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)


Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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From Spells8: Tea Magick: How to Read Tea Leaves

A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team.

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:


Picture by @Limeberry: Friday Venus/Aphrodite Love Bath

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Take the plunge and jump on in
It’s up to you to sink or swim
For water magick is vast and deep
To be explored awake or asleep
A world of emotion, power, and dreams
Where things aren’t always as they might seem

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Blessed Be! :droplet: :sparkles:

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Water magic, rainy day cleansing spells! Oh this is right up my alley, got plenty, plenty of rain (all it does is rain). I’ll get me coat and wellies and off we go, get wet.

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I already got this one picked, funnily enough. I just realized last night that I do have hibiscus (it’s in a mint and hibiscus tea blend) so I can try

Shower Cleanser Success Spell

I’m putting in an hour on tax prep and then going for my run, so my afternoon is free and the perfect time to try this out finally!

Excited for this one :bath: :hibiscus: :salt:

Oh, I just looked up the spell to print it out for later and realized I can work with Artemis as well!!! Heading towards spring and I hear her call more and more.
:herb: :deer: :bow_and_arrow:

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Challenge Entry

I just found this meditation, last night, and it goes well with the theme.

When I imagined swimming in the pool under the waterfall, I remembered the hot tub we used to have, here. It broke and was removed, but it had been a favorite place of mine, when I was allowed to get in during temperate early spring weather. It was large enough I could stretch out without touching anything. I’d float, looking up into the blue sky.

Even in my youth, I’d imagined the Creator had blue eyes (sky, with a bird as the pupil) and long, blonde hair (rays of sunlight). Floating in warm water made me feel like I was floating in the blue of that sky eye, totally embraced by my creator, without a care in the world. It is a wonderful meditation.

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I haven’t worked with Aphrodite this month, and since she was born from the sea, this gives me the perfect opportunity to work with some water magick.

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Challenge Entry
The Enchanted Bookmark
The Element Water is paired with Dreams.
My intention was to make an enchanted bookmark that would sit in a bedtime storybook and bring only sweet dreams. This bookmark is enchanted because it is stuffed with items that correspond to dreamwork. The rosemary leaves also dispel nightmares.
Materials:
black cardstock, heavy duty foil scrapbook paper with dragonfly pattern, tissue paper, glue stick, double sided tape, acrylic stamps of owl and moon, silver embossing powder, dragonfly stickers, corner rounder, silver ribbon, hole punch, lavender flowers, rosemary leaves, a very tiny garnet chip, and a four-leaf clover.

Method:
Stamp and emboss the owl and moon on the black cardstock and trim to 3 inches by 8 inches.
Wrap the lavender, rosemary, garner chip, and four-leaf clover in the tissue paper and glue it shut, making a package that is as flat as possible and that will fit inside the bookmark with room for glue around all edges.
Using the double sided tape, attach the tissue paper package to the middle of the back of the black cardstock.
Glue or tape the black cardstock to the back of the dragonfly paper, around all sides, making sure to have a large margin of glue at the top so that when the hole for the ribbon is punched the contents will not fall out.
Trim the dragonfly paper to match the black side. Round the corners if you wish.
Add stickers to the dragonfly paper.
Punch the hole at the top and insert the ribbon.
You could consecrate and charge the bookmark if you wish, A chant could be: With this magick bookmark peaceful sleep will abound.
A soothing bedtime story, with no boogey man around.
Only sweet dreams after sundown.

The chant could be written on one side of the bookmark and read after the story, or written on a piece of paper and put inside.
A bookmark could be made for any intention simply by changing the colors, decorations, and contents. How about a bookmark for a textbook:
With this magick bookmark, wisdom doth now abound.
No longer will this text bamboozle or confound.
The future holds only good grades that will astound.

Have the kids design their own bookmark!

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Perfect I’m going to do the remove the curse with salt I need to take a spiritual bath this will push me to do it.
Better safe than sorry
Thankyou

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I giggled reading this.

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This is my entry

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Challenge entry

Oh how I love a cleansing bath, nothing better than some candles, adding some rose petals and some bath salts and soak washing away all the negative energies with some mediation music playing and reading. Adding a cup of herbal tea as well. So dreamy and relaxing Shame I don’t have a picture for this challenge.

I also use water to cleanse my crystals making some moon water and having them charge when it’s a full moon. Of course not all the crystals since some might get destroyed.

I think it’s time for me to cleanse my self this challenge has made me realise how important it is to wash away the negative energy.

Though my star sign is cancer so I guess that counts as a water sign.

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Love this I may use if that is ok

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Me: What do I even have to say about water?

Also me:

That’s my challenge entry. I couldn’t resist sharing so many photos, so I made it a thing. :laughing:

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Absolutely! May it bring you peace and empowerment!
:revolving_hearts::gift_heart:

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Oooh so excited for this. My guides told me this weekend to practice doing bath Rituals this past weekend. So I a deprivation tank float on Friday and a healing abth on Sunday.
Chamomile and Eucalyptus Healing Bath

But it was so recharging i plan on doing it again this weekend!!!
Makes sense aince it is Pisces season why i am so draw to the water element.
It is awesome that I keep being in synch with the challenges! Grateful to be a part of this community.

@starborn i want to come see the beaches also and see the kangaroos!!!

@tracyS it has been rainy as ■■■■ here in Portland too… i was able to grab this shot when the rain stopped and i got home from work.


@Devenne I wash with salt to cut :scissors: cords with clients daily when working. And if you have trader Joe’s near you. I love their salt scub it is the best. It has 4 different oils in it and smells like lavender.

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What a wonderful tree! Is that growing on your roof or behind the building? Imagine decorating it for the winter holidays!

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I love that tree so much. It is in my neighbors yard, behind me one street over. It is giant, I am guessing over 150 years old. My neighbor doesn’t decorate it for that holidays but that would be rad. It is probably 200 ft tall. If I was in charge I would light the tree if it agreed to it. Cause i would want to ask for consent first…
We had two more giant pies that were removed by our land lord. I miss them

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I’ll have to check it.out thankyou lovely :rose:

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I’ll trade you a kangaroo for an epic tree! :laughing:

Seriously, though, that is an amazing looking tree. I would love to call one my neighbour. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Oh! You didn’t hear about the 91 Million year old family of trees in your back yard? No visitors allowed- to protect the genetic line, but the discoverers are selling seeds to people to grow their own. I heard about them a couple of days ago from Witches of the Craft and lost the link to the article. The pines are apple green with bark said to look like Coco Puffs cereal.

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Coco Puffs… Oh! These ones?

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